TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER WITH EMPHASIS ON AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT(A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED FARMERS COOPERATVE SOCIETIES IN IDEATO –SOUTH L.G.A OF IMO STATE)

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ABSTRACT

Agriculture in Nigeria is the mainstay of Nigeria Economy. The welfare and the livelihood of the rural dwellers is the major concern of extension. In recent years several efforts have been made to enhance rural development. Agricultural extension is a non- formal system of education where farmers are taught how to use new agricultural innovations to improve their economic conditions. The transfer of agricultural technology innovation is therefore essential for sustainable rural development. The choice of communication methods is used on the target participants. The subject matter, the steps involves in teaching, the resources available, The situations. Meanwhile, modern agricultural technology has contributed significantly to agricultural development. This is particularly important when it recalls that the gap between development to differences in the level of technological development adaptation and transfer process.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page

Approval Page –      –      –      –      –      –      –      –      -ii

Dedication      –      –      –      –      –      –      –      –      -iii

Acknowledgement  –      –      –      –      –      –      –      -iv-v

Abstract  –      –      –      –      –      –      –      –      –      -vi

Table of Contents   –      –      –      –      –      –      –      vii-ix

CHAPTER ONE

1.0 Introduction     –      –      –      –      –      –      –      1-8

1.1 Background of the Study –      –      –      –      –      8-11

1.2 Statement of the problem       –      –      –      –      –    11-14

1.3 Objectives of the study    –      –      –      –      –    14-15

1.4 Research Questions  –      –      –      –      –      –    15-16

1.5 Statement of Hypothesis  –      –      –      –      –     16

1.6 Significance of the Study –      –      –      –      –    16-18

1.7 Scope of the Study –      –      –      –      –      –     18

1.8 Limitation of the Study    –      –      –      –      –    18-20

1.9 Definition of Terms  –      –      –      –      –      –    20-21

CHAPTER TWO

2.0 Literature Review     –      –      –      –      –      –      – 22

2.1 Introduction     –      –      –      –      –      –      –    22-27

2.2 Conceptual Approaches to the study of Technological Transfer     –      –       –      –      –      –      –      –      –    27-30

  • The concept of Agricultural co operative Societies in Nigeria –      –      –       –      –      –            –    33-34
    • Technological Transfer Strategies for small farm Mechanization   –      –       –      –      –      –      –    35-36
    • Contribution of Agriculture to Economic development in Nigeria  –      –       –      –      –      –      –      –    36-38  
    • Theoretical Consideration of the adoption of Technological Transfer    –       –      –      –      –    38-44
    • Programme of action for successful Transformation of Nigeria Agricultural co operative Societies –    44-50
    • Key Agricultural development, supportive and service delivery programme of the federal government and its effects on agricultural co operative development in Nigeria.  –      –      –      –      –      –      –      –   51-58

Reference       –      –      –      –      –      –      –      –   59

CHAPTER THREE

3.0 Research Design ands methodology –      –      –    60

3.1 Introduction     –      –      –      –      –      –      –    60

3.2 Research Design      –      –      –      –      –      –    60

3.3 Source/ Method of data Collection   –      –      –   61-62

3.4 Population and Sample Size     –      –      –      –   62-64

3.5 Sampling Techniques       –      –      –      –      –      –   64

3.6 Validity and Reliability of Measuring Instruments-  64-66

3.7 Method of data Analysis   –      –      –      –      –    66-67

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0 Presentation and Analysis of Data   –      –      –      68

4.1 Introduction     –      –      –      –      –      –      –      68

4.2 Presentation of Data –      –      –      –      –      –      68

4.3 Analysis of Data       –      –      –      –      –      –      –  68-77

4.4 Test of Hypothesis   –      –      –      –      –      –  78-80

4.5 Interpretation of Results  –      –      –      –      –  80-81

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0 Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation  –   82

5.1 Introduction     –      –      –      –      –      –      –      82

5.2 Summary of Findings      –      –      –      –      –      –    82-84

5.3 Conclusion –      –      –      –      –      –      –      –    84-85

5.4 Recommendation     –      –      –      –      –      –    85-87

Bibliography    –      –      –      –      –      –      –      –    88-89

Appendix –      –      –      –      –      –      –      –      –      90

Questionnaire –      –      –      –      –      –      –      –    91-93

CHAPTER ONE

  1. INTRODUCTION

A cooperative movement represents a unique method of organizing business. It grows out peoples desire to provide satisfactory services for their benefits. It’s spread demonstrated that tradition business methods did not satisfy the needs of all the people. People have come together to achieve common objectives. This coming together was always encouraged as the need arose. Cooperative associations are example of this gathering.

According to encyclopedia American volume 7, A cooperative society is defined as a voluntary economic association in which the members share the earned dividends the financial benefits that result from doing business at cost or without profit. A good example of a cooperative movement is agricultural cooperative.

Adegeye et al (1982) defined cooperatives as business enterprises or organizations owned and controlled by members (members- patron) and they aim at rendering service for the mutual benefits of all members. Since agriculture is the main employer of labour in Nigerian economy.

In Yanga (1998) emphasized farmers cooperative and opined that cooperative is a form of organization where persons (farmers) voluntary associated together on the basis of equality for the promotion of their economic interest. Cooperatives offer an ideal way of mobilizing the resources and energies of the masses for their own good under their own initiative and control. In this way, they contribute increasing agricultural production.

Agricultural cooperative is a system which related workers or businessmen are organized to help members increase their productivity and profit from their business (Ogujiofor 2001). Agricultural cooperatives achieve this goal by providing members with the products and services they need to reduce their operational costs and to operate more efficiently. Emphasis on the members of the cooperative society.

The idea of technology transfer was to help the inappropriate agricultural technologies, poor developing countries to move from traditional based credit systems especially for women inadequate supply agriculture to science and technology base agriculture of inputs, low crop yield and back of enough markets. Use of appropriate technological capabilities of an organization and technologies, provide storage facilities fortnightly increasing the performance of a particular organization training field demonstration and linking these women to agriculture. The result obtained from this research work would serve according to literature, in 1970’s to 1990’s.

TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER WITH EMPHASIS ON AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT(A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED FARMERS COOPERATVE SOCIETIES IN IDEATO –SOUTH L.G.A OF IMO STATE)